By Brittany Chambers, MPH, CHES Despite the decline of adolescent pregnancy rates in Alameda County, it remains an issue among youth of color and those from disadvantaged communities.
What Keith Crawford remembers most of his late daughter Brittany is her caring, fearless spirit and zeal for life. Her presence would light up a room, he said.
By Yael Levin, UCLA BRITE Center Studies show that racial and ethnic minorities in the United States often experience more sleep problems compared to whites, which poses a risk especially for individuals over [...]
Courtesy of Richmond Standard Congressman Mark DeSaulnier is urging the Federal Railroad Administration to enact regulations requiring that train cars carrying coal or petroleum coke products through Contra Costa County be covered.
At the largest gathering of African-American physicians and health care professionals in the country, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) released a new report, “Altering the Course: Black Males in Medicine,” that details [...]
By Gerard A. Turner If research has taught us anything in recent years, it is the ever-evolving relationship between the mind and body. Now as we began to more closely examine our own [...]
By Assemblymember Tony Thurmond Since the Medicare and Medicaid program’s simultaneous signage into law by President Johnson 50 years ago, over 48 million Americans now have access to health care.
A group of 36 law professors committed to reproductive rights sent a letter to California Attorney General Kamala Harris this week urging her to swiftly investigate the group behind the Planned Parenthood attack videos [...]
As hundreds rallied at Oakland City Hall Tuesday protesting possible coal shipments through the developing Oakland Army Base, health concerns were one of the key issues that people raised.
By Gerard A. Turner Today, more than any other time throughout history, we see the importance of and the ease with which we can all realize and maintain better health.